Syria Airlift of Inter-Agency Humanitarian Cargo14 July 2016
Syria – After weeks of preparatory work, on 09 July the Logistics Cluster, through WFP, succeeded in facilitating the first rotation of the IL-76 that left Damascus for Qamishli on Saturday evening, delivering 40 mt of WFP food supplies, where they were received and unloaded by contracted transport staff on the ground. This first delivery, provided by WFP Aviation and coordinated by the Logistics Cluster, will transport much needed Inter-Agency life-saving humanitarian supplies from Damascus to Qamishli airport. Air operations are always a last resort. Establishing an airlift operation to Qamishli became necessary as the Governorate of Al Hassakeh has not been accessible by road since December 2015.